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The Ninth Circuit Holds that Official Use of a Social Media Platform Created a Public Forum, and Blocking Members of the Public Violated the First Amendment

USA - August 3 2022 In Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliff (9th Cir. July 27, 2022, Nos. 21-55118, 21-55157) __ F.3d __, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case of…

Steven J. Andelson, Davina F. Harden, Kathryn E. Meola, Sharon J. Ormond, Mark W. Thompson,

New Laws Expand Employers’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Obligations

USA - January 15 2019 As the #MeToo Movement placed a glaring spotlight on the continuing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, outgoing California Governor Jerry…

Eve P. Fichtner, Cathie L. Fields, Aaron V. O'Donnell, Chesley D. Quaide

Guidelines and Suggestions to Help Prepare for and Respond to Student Protests

USA - February 27 2018 Yet another school shooting has galvanized and emboldened schoolchildren nationwide to stage protests and walkouts over gun-control laws. Faced with…

Alexandria M. Davidson, Cathie L. Fields, Neel Ghanshyam

SB 415 Prohibits Off-Cycle Local Elections in Jurisdictions that Experience a Significant Decrease in Voter Turnout

USA - December 16 2016 Senate Bill 415, also known as the California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA), added sections 14050 - 14057 to the Elections Code as of January…

Warren S. Kinsler, Chesley D. Quaide, David A. Soldani, Tiffany M. Tran

Texas Federal Court Halts Implementation of New Federal Overtime Rule Nationwide

USA - November 28 2016 On November 22, 2016, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas halted implementation the Department of Labor’s rule amending the salary basis…

Sharon J. Ormond